Pleasant valley primary 

Principal, Mike Michaud

"Mike's Message"

Hello Pleasant Valley Families,

Our thoughts and sympathy are with the victims and families of the tragic events that occurred in Florida.

In light of these events, the issue of keeping students safe has been at the forefront of the nation. We want you to know that the safety of all students and staff is a priority on the Pleasant Valley campus.  We have procedures in place for securing buildings and evacuating students during emergency events, and we practice these procedures regularly so that students and staff know what to do if an emergency happens.

Battle Ground Public schools is committed to supporting the emotional and social well-being of our students. The district has support services in place to both identify and help our students, including school psychologists and counselors, behavioral intervention strategies, and community mental health counseling.

We believe that community relationships and caring adults play a big part in helping to identify youth in crisis. We have partnered with Connect Battle Ground to offer free trainings on Youth Mental Health First Aid to parents and community members. The class teaches adults how to identify students and connect them with resources. Please visit to sign up.

As always, we ask that our community be vigilant in reporting anything concerning. You can report anonymously online:

Over the past several weeks, students learned about cultures around the world in conjunction with the 2018 Winter Olympics games.  Each classroom researched a country and kept track of medals earned by that country.  On February 8th, to commemorate the opening ceremony, students had the opportunity to “pass the torch” during recess.  Later that day, during our kick-off assembly, students showcased their artwork depicting the flags of each country.

In the coming months, we will be offering four kindergarten readiness sessions for families of children ages one to five. These sessions will take place here at Pleasant Valley Primary on the last Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm through May.  Childcare and food will be provided.

We are working in collaboration with early childhood experts from ESD 112 and are excited about the programs we will be offering. In each session, we will address important developmental milestones for preschool age children and share ways that parents can help build their child's early literacy, math and social skills at home.

In an effort to acknowledge the hard work our students put into following classroom and school expectations, we have implemented a reward system in which classrooms that really shine earn a trophy for their efforts. Each week, a classroom is selected to receive one of two coveted awards:

  • The Golden Tray award – This goes to the classroom that consistently follows lunch expectations. Classrooms are selected by supervising lunch staff.  

  • The Golden Dustpan Award – This award goes to the class that shows respect for our school by keeping their classroom neat and tidy.  This award is given by our custodial staff.

Students are also being acknowledged for BRAVO behaviors during their time with Specialists. Trophies are awarded monthly to classrooms for outstanding behavior in Music, Art, Health, and PE.  

Perfect attendance awards for the month of February will be distributed in early March. In fairness to the children and families, last week's absences will not be counted in perfect attendance numbers.

Thank you for your continued support. 


Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education 

Battle Ground Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, families, and staff. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Project AWARE is a partnership between the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Battle Ground Public Schools, Shelton School District and Marysville School District. Each district will work to:

  • Increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth.
  • Provide training for school personnel, families and community members to detect and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults. 
  • Connect youth and families with needed services. 

These districts will work together over the next five years to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and integrated program to advance wellness and resilience in education settings for school-aged youth.  

Project AWARE Goals: 

  • Improve overall school climate
  • Promote positive mental health among youth and families
  • Increase mental health literacy of school personnel and other adults
  • Increase access to school and community-based mental health services
  • Build the capacity and leadership to sustain community-based mental health promotion, prevention, early identification, and treatment services

Creating a foundation for better schools

Data Collection

BGPS is currently administering several climate surveys to students and staff. This information, combined with results from the Healthy Youth Survey, gives the district valuable information to identify needs and areas for support.  

Students in grades 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 will be asked to participate in a brief, 15-minute school climate survey during the first two weeks of March 2018. These surveys will be anonymous and are designed to provide information on school climate, school and community safety, and student behavior. Staff will also be asked to complete a similar online survey.  Please click the links below for additional information.  

Please go to this link to access the Project AWARE Survey FAQ's at our District website: BGPS Project AWARE Survey and FAQ's


02/28/18 - 05/30/2018 - Kindergarten Readiness Series

03/07/2018 - Early Release Day - Students released at 12:40 p.m.

03/16/2018    PTA Movie Night - 5:30 / Gym

03/29/2018    Jump Rope for Heart! 

Click here to watch the introduction Jump Rope for Heart Video!  Jump Rope for Heart 2017-18 Event Kick Off!


Vision Statement
Pleasant Valley Primary is committed to the development of life-long learners who work collaboratively and support one another as they grow academically, socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and physically.  We are dedicated to creating a safe and caring environment where students can take risks, think critically, develop character and a love of learning.

Mission Statement
We dedicate ourselves to the Mission of inspiring our staff, students, parents and school community to create a trusting, respectful, and collaborative teaching and learning environment where the whole child can grow, achieve, develop, and realize the foundations for future learning. We strive to create the best possible teaching and learning environment for all of the stakeholders in the educational process.

The 5 tenets of Effective Schools are evident at Pleasant Valley Primary, and the school is on the path that directly correlates to the principles of the Battle Ground Public School District’s Strategic Plan such as: Extended Learning Opportunities, Quality Learning, Continuous Improvement, Health and Wellness, and High Expectations.


Click on our "Happenings" page for more WATCH D.O.G.S information!


Parents ~ In an effort to streamline the volunteer application process, we recently made the switch from paper forms to an online form.  Please click on this link access it:

We encourage you to volunteer your time in our schools. Volunteers help out in all of our schools - from kindergarten to high school - taking on a variety of roles to help our students succeed. You don’t need teaching or professional experience to volunteer. The most important qualification is a genuine interest in helping our students and teachers maximize their potential.

What volunteers do:

  • Mentor students
  • Chaperone activities
  • Assist teachers
  • Help out in the office, and more!

Recruitment and placement of volunteers is managed at the school building level. Community volunteers frequently connect with a school that is close to their home or place of work or choose an age level of students they prefer. Please visit the volunteering page on the district website to review the approval process and submit your application.

Pleasant Valley Primary Community Pledge

"Today, I pledge to build my school community
 the  B.R.A.V.O. way by:

Being Respectful
Always Safe
Valuing Community, and being an
On Task Learner. 

We are here to learn!"

Be kind, Work hard, 
Show Courage

School Information

14320 NE 50th Avenue,
Vancouver, WA 98686

(360) 885-5550

(360) 885-5555

Office Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Student Hours
9:00 am (First Bell)
9:10 am (Tardy Bell)
3:40 pm (End of Day)

Early Release
9:10 am - 12:40 pm

2 hr Late Start
11:10 am - 3:40 pm

(360) 885-5590

Snow Line
(360) 885-5343

Bus Barn
(360) 687-7137

District Office
(360) 885-5300